Puppies are irresistibly cute until they sink their needle-sharp baby teeth into your soft skin. Then, all of a sudden, they turn into a little monster that you can not get away from fast enough.   How can you teach your puppy to stop biting you? 1 – Don’t Use Your Hands We have all done […]

Children and pets – having fun, while staying safe

With 45% of the population having a pet in the household, it seems many agree that pets are part of the family unit. They bring us joy, and help teach children how to be responsible, caring and animal-loving adults. Given 26% of pets are dogs and 18% cats, today they will be our focus. Did […]

Your dog or cat and COVID-19

The need to be confined to one’s house during the state of alarm caused by the coronavirus Covid 19 also affects the physical and mental health of our pets, especially dogs. A dog’s well-being depends on three fundamental aspects, which are physical exercise, exploring the surroundings and social interaction. All three can be affected by the exceptional […]

Coronavirus: Dogs to be trained to detect virus

Specialist sniffer dogs are to be tested to see if they can detect coronavirus. The charity Medical Detection Dogs has already trained dogs to spot the scent of malaria, cancer and Parkinson’s. It plans trials on the current pandemic virus with Durham University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Charity boss […]

About The Border Collie Breed

The Border Collie dog breed was developed to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock. He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used […]

Border Collie History

The Border Collie’s ancestors have been around since humans in what is now Britain first began using dogs to help guard and herd sheep. In the border country between Scotland and England, the herding dog became one of the most valuable assets a shepherd could have, and the best working dogs were bred with each other. The […]

Border Collie Personality & Children And Other Pets

Personality Quite simply, the Border Collie is a dynamo. His personality is characteristically alert, energetic, hardworking, and smart. He learns quickly — so quickly that it’s sometimes difficult to keep him challenged. This breed likes to be busy. In fact, he must be busy or he becomes bored, which leads to annoying behavior, such as barking, digging, […]

Health & Care of Border Collie’s

Health Border Collies are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Border Collies will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed. If you’re buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for […]

Looking after your pets during thunderstorms

You and I are capable of understanding that thunderstorm noise is temporary and unlikely to be harmful, but pets often become terrified and disoriented. Here’s how to prepare your pet for thunderstorms, and keep them calm … Preparing your pet for thunderstorms If possible keep pets indoors when thunderstorms are expected, preferably with human companionship […]

How to keep pets cool in summer

With temperatures reaching the high 30s during summer, it’s really important to know how to keep pets cool. Failing to do so could lead to seizures, a coma and even death — dogs overheat quite easily, so reading these tips on how to keep pets cool in summer could be lifesaving!  1. Take them to the […]